Assistant Professor in Editing and Directing (Tenure Track)

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard University Job Description

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Editing and Directing (Tenure Track)

Department: Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Reports to: Chairperson, Department of Media, Journalism and Film

Basic Functions: Teach courses in nonlinear editing at the graduate and undergraduate levels along with teaching directing for film and television at the undergraduate level; conduct academic research and/or creative productions; serve on committees as assigned; and provide service to the national and/or international film and television industries.
Supervisory Accountability: Faculty member shall report to the Director of the
Graduate Film Program, the Sequence Coordinator for the B.A. in Film and Television Program, the Department Chairperson and the Dean of the School of Communications.
Nature and Scope: The successful candidate will primarily teach graduate and
intermediate undergraduate courses in editing and directing. When needed, the candidate will be expected to teach graduate film studies and undergraduate production courses. The total teaching load is six courses per academic year. The successful candidate will also under- take academic research and/or creative productions in film and/or television and serve on various departmental, school-wide, and university-wide committees.
Principal Accountabilities: While on tenure-track, the faculty member shall be evaluated annually in four key areas—Creative and/or Scholarly Research, Teaching, Professional Development and University/Community Service.

Description of Position: The successful candidate will be expected to teach with a high level of technical proficiency both graduate and undergraduate courses in editing as well as undergraduate course in directing. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021.

Required Qualifications:
• M.F.A. (or its equivalent) in Film and/or Television or in a related field
• Professional experience in editing and/or directing for film or television
• Proficiency in editing with and troubleshooting for Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere
• Experience teaching editing with Avid Media Composer and/or Adobe Premiere at the college-level
• Commitment to furthering the goals of a diverse academic department.
Preferred Qualifications:
Priority will be given to candidates with:
• Experience with DaVinci Resolve, Adobe After Effects and/or Avid Pro Tools
• Ability to provide academic instruction in graduate level film studies courses
• Creative or academic research specialization in diversity and inclusion regarding representations of African American, African Diaspora and/or other communities of color in film and television.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Creative Portfolio
• Student Evaluations
• Names of three (3) academic and/or professional references.
Please submit these materials electronically to:
Dr. Montré Aza Missouri Search Committee Co-Chair
Department of Media, Journalism and Film
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by January 8, 2021.
The Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of Communications provides a professional and supportive scholarly environment informed by the African American experience in which students learn to become exemplary practitioners, leaders and entrepreneurs who serve the profession and society. The department strives to graduate students empowered with the skills and tools necessary to understand and address social, political, economic and cultural injustices, particularly involving African Americans and other people of color.
For more information about Howard University’s Cathy Hughes School of
Communications and the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, please visit our website:

Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral university, classified as a high research activity institution. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional and joint degree programs span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges. Howard is recognized by the United States Department of Education as one of the nation’s HBCUs, or Historically Black College or University.

EEO/AA Policy
Howard University prohibits discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Code of The District of Columbia, including the following: discrimination based on handicap status or discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation. Please note:

This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.

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